Digital First Media

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Newspaper trying to transition to a Digital company with no strategy or committed managers!

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Current Employee - Various  in  Lowell, MA
Current Employee - Various in Lowell, MA

I have been working at Digital First Media full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Some nice people work there.

Cons

No company culture or values. Most long term employees are merely collecting paychecks and put little effort into the job. Company doesn't have the right skills to make the transition work. Too much financial accountability all the time and not enough time to do the job at hand. President severely lacks people skills, compassion and respect towards employees. Last, too much disrespect & yelling at each other.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Involve yourself with employees. Show genuine care and interest in the staff, don't just sit in your ivory tower cutting people & expenses all the time. Create a culture where employees feel valued, respected and want to work there.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

22 Other Employee Reviews for Digital First Media (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Growing innovative Company

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Digital First Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Innovation of new products
    Forward thinking in tough market place
    Empower employees

    Cons

    Ready, Fire, Aim - no clear strategic planning
    Too many new products - not giving enough time and focus for an idea to take shape
    Forecasting and Budgeting take too much time and energy away from important work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better at strategic planning
    Stop reforecasting incorrect forecasts. Build solid plans and stick to them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good to clients. Bad for salespeople.

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    Current Employee - Multi Media Account Executive
    Current Employee - Multi Media Account Executive

    I have been working at Digital First Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cutting edge online advertising media company that has clients' best interests at heart.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Base salary is ridiculous and commissions/bonuses are miserably low.
    Furthermore, every DFM office is officiated with a newspaper they own and management is divided on "old school" newspaper vs "new school" digital.
    But that really wouldn't matter if they paid more. Or even decently. Which they don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show us the money!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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